About Toole's Garage
In January of 1983, Gino Meehleib decided that San Carlos, California was a perfect city to open one of the very first Honda Specialty shops on the Peninsula.
In 1988, David Toole came on board as Gino's apprentice. David spent the next 6 years learning from Gino, not only the expertise needed to work on the Honda and now Acura vehicles, but how to run a shop. David started his career as a mechanic, moving to Shop Foreman, and then onto Service Manager. Over the years, he has leveraged his advanced auto repair knowledge to give his customer base a high level of quality work.
In 2009 Gino decided to pass the business onto David so he could start working on his life’s passion. He called David to come back "home" so he could pass him the torch and carry it forward.
In 2010, David hired technician, Francisco aka “Cisco”, to work along side him and help manage the rapidly growing customer base that has started to find Toole's Garage.
David added his son Beau to the team, to mentor him into the business. He became your well known Service Advisor. He also added his 2nd technician to the mix.
David was able to purchase his current location on Washington Street and found with the ease of shop access and parking, the amount of client family he could service in a day doubled.
Toole’s Garage became part of The Hybrid Shop, allowing them to become extremely prolific with all Hybrid Vehicles.
Toole’s Garage purchased their state of the art alignment system allowing them to perform all those precision adjustments in house.
Tony came on board to work side by side with Beau at the front counter.
Toole’s Garage now has a full shop of technicians, with some waiting for room to come aboard and Trina Vigil has come aboard at the front counter allowing Beau freedom to start managing the day to day
About David Toole
David has been in the Honda/Acura specific auto industry since 1987. His extensive technical background in auto repair and passion for cars gives him the ability to help many people strategize their car maintenance. He believes in doing the right thing for our customers, as well as, going the extra mile to ensure a great experience for his customers. David has a list of fundamentals that he reviews with the team on a weekly basis. These fundamentals keep Toole's Garage focus on the right and fair way to do business. Some examples are, Always do the right thing, "Bring it" every day, take responsibility, honor commitments, keep things fun and lastly but most importantly, Toole's Garage is a family! David's extensive knowledge about growing trends in the auto industry and honest demeanor have brought Toole's garage to the next level within the automotive industry.
About San Carlos
San Carlos, "The City of Good Living," is located in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area and has everything at its doorstep. San Francisco is 25 miles north and San Jose is 25 miles south. San Carlos boasts an ideal climate and many points of interest. San Carlos has two museums, the San Carlos Museum and the Hiller Aviations Museum. The city has several new Hiking Trails, Big Canyon Park, Eaton Park, Devonshire Canyon. They have an outstanding school system which includes the following elementary schools Arundel, Brittain Acres, Heather, White Oaks. San Carlos also has two middle schools, Central and Tierra Linda, and is part of the Sequoia Union High School District. San Carlos has many attractive residential areas and an amazing downtown centered around Laurel Street. San Carlos has very conveniently located Train Station as well as Sam Trans locations along El Camino. As part of the northern end of Silicon Valley, San Carlos hosts several technology companies. The famous, Tesla Car Manufacturer, once called San Carlos it's home! Many West Coast's biotech such as, NuGen Technologies and ReaMetrix and medical instrumentation firms, such as Bowman Medical Supply or California Radiographies, Inc also call San Carlos home. Several breweries also call San Carlos home. One that we truly admire is named War Fighter Brewery. They are 100% veteran run and operated. San Carlos has a friendly and warm and involved community atmosphere.